Boonsboro Middle School students released their trout Tuesday at Devils Backbone Park.
This is part of the trout in the classroom program where students are given trout then, months later, are able to release the fish in state-approved locations.
Back in December, trout eggs were delivered to participating classrooms in Maryland, like Boonsboro Middle School.
The classes raised the rainbow trout while learning about their habitat and the water quality they need to survive.
“They have to be in a cold climate and have to be in a shady area. It can’t be foggy because then all the sediment in here gets into their gills and can clog their gills,” Keira Almeda, a 6th-grade student at Boonsboro Middle School said.
In addition to releasing the trout, the kids also looked at aquatic insects, went on a nature scavenger hunt and learned about fly fishing.